Comedian Theo Von is joining the cast of Chris Pratt’s sci-fi film “Ghost Draft,” which will also star Yvonne Strahovski.
Chris McKay (“Lego Batman”) is directing the Skydance project. “Ghost Draft,” a working title, is written by Zach Dean and Bill Dubuque and is about a man who is drafted to fight in a future war which forces him to confront his past. Sam Richardson, J.K. Simmons and Betty Gilpin have also been in talks to join the project.
Producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, David Goyer, Jules Daly and Adam Kolbrenner. Matt Grimm is overseeing the project for Skydance. Rob Cowan is serving as executive producer.
Production is set to begin this summer.
Von, a stand-up comedian and TV personality, was in the middle of his Dark Arts Tour, which he has now postponed in order to do the film. He will continue to do his weekly podcast, “This Past Weekend,” and he recently shot a Comedy Central pilot, “Man Up,” which he also starred in. He gained fame on “Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour,” and also hosted the TBS hidden camera show “Deal With It,” executive produced by Howie Mandel.
Von’s deal was negotiated by WME and Paul Young’s MAKE GOOD Content. Von is represented by Rogers & Cowan.